# making photo realalistic scenery?????

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OK, I asked once before how to do this and someone told me to get ImageSizeCalc.exe. What a great program... but I am still stumped. All my scenery is either too big or placed wrong. Obviously I am doing something major wrong. I have tried to follow the directions that ship with TerraaBuilder Lite, but nothing helps. I think my big problem is converting to 4.8m/pixel. the trouble is, I have to know what the original resolution is first... and I get the disctinct feeling that image resolution is not the same as size.I got my image from Cornell's Digital Earth. Now I need someone to lead me by the hand to get this thing to work in FS2002. I am using Terrabuilder Lite and am totally screwed up.I need step by step instructions if anyone can provide them , Please!!!some questions that need to be answered in these step by step instructions are:1. how do I determine the original meters per pixel using PaintShop Pro 7. I need to know this in order to determine 4.8 m/pixel with ImageSizeCalc.exe2. Once I know the correct resolution for 4.8 m/pixel how do I resample the image to 4.8m/pixel. Please, as I said before, point by point as if leading a blind man.3. does the physical size of the image matter? I have been using a scale of 3/4 inch = 7 km and the image is 220 km wide.I sure hope someone can give me a step by step instruction on how to convert the image to 4.8m/pixel.The original image information is as follows:dimensions: 377 x 402 pixelspixels per inch: 100pixel depth/colors 24/16 millionThis is a texture image.thanks for taking the time to explain this to me. I anyone can give me a really good point-by-point, I plan to print it and Keep it by my side as a permanent guide. Call me TOTALLY CONFUSED.

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Thanks for your reply. Now, if I already know the lat and long for the original image, why do I have to crop a subset image?

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You don't..I was assuming a worst case scenario, such as a lake bordering one whole side of an image, with no landmarks.

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ok So I did what you said and I get a resolution of 428m/pixel horizontal and 84.6m/pixel vertical. to resample to 4.8m/pixel I have to resize to a humungeous size. I have 586 megs ram and that is still not enough to handle a graphics file like that.so my next question is: where can I find decent aerial photos of Canada, free for download, that can be adapted and used in Terrabuilder Lite. And thanks again for your help.

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Sounds like maybe you forgot to but a "-" in front of the longitude. Something doesn't sound right. As far as free aerials for Canada online, I don't think they exist. There is a college somewhere that has aerials of (i think Toronto) one area, but you have to be a student to get them. I think Elrond has them also.Matt

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Thanks Matt,I did put the - sign in front of the longtitude. I think the post from Luis at the bottom explains it all. Darn, I wanted to try to improve upon the scenery around Penticton, B.C. (the rouads aren't right) and Dawson City Yukon (the terrain near the townsite is incorrect and the main highway is wrong) using photoreal techniques. But I guess I will just have to live with what MS has given me.

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Thanks Luis,I believe that you are correct and the images I am trying to use are far to large. I have to find something smaller. There are a great deal of images of the U.S. but for Canada, the supply is limited.Richard

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>>so my next question is: where can I find decent aerial >photos of Canada, free for download, that can be adapted and >used in Terrabuilder Lite. Try http://terraserver.homeadvisor.msn.com/default.aspThe next place to try is Terraserver.com. They are much more limited but thier arials are dead on instead of the slanted building look like those found at the Microsoft site. Why, because they use Orbimage data. Problem is that it requires a membership of up to \$139 a year.Pete>

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